NPDES Permit Renewal Assistance

Melbourne, FL

The City of Melbourne holds a permit to discharge concentrate from its reverse osmosis water treatment plant to the Eau Gallie River. With the authorization to discharge to the river expiring in 2015, the City was required to submit a permit application 6 months prior to the current permit expiration date in order to meet Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) deadlines.

The objective was to obtain the concentrate discharge permit with a minimum number of requests for additional information from the regulatory agency (FDEP) and a minimum of engineering and environmental evaluations.

Reiss provided the permit application with an engineering report to summarize historical compliance and describe how the City will continue to comply with the permit requirements. Reiss worked in conjunction with the FDEP prior to submitting the application to ensure the application was complete and contained the information the FDEP deemed necessary for permit issuance. An evaluation of the minimum flows into the Eau Gallie River was performed and submitted with the permit application. As a result of the initial coordination with the FDEP, the City obtained the NPDES permit without any requests for additional information.

Data Points

  • Scope: Permitting
  • Duration: 6 months

Project Components

  • Regulatory assessment
  • Permitting
  • Minimum flow evaluation
  • Engineering report
  • Conjunction with FDEP
  • No requests for additional information

Key Benefits

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Continued water quality
  • Cost effective plan to meet client demand and level of service

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